Solent Mind
Southampton (On-site)
£19,880 - £21,409 per annum, pro rata
Permanent, Part-time, 18 hours per week, pattern negotiable.
Job description

Our vision is for a world where everyone experiencing a mental health issue receives support and respect. Join our passionate, dedicated team and make a difference today.

About the role

Our peer-led community navigation service helps adults with mental health issues access the support and services they need.

We’re working in partnership with other local organisations on the So:Linked programme, to support people across Southampton to identify and access opportunities and services that could help their mental wellbeing.

As a Community Peer Navigator, you will use your skills and experience to work directly with people with mental health issues in group and one-to-one settings, include telephone, face-to-face and online engagement. You will work with clients to help them identify their needs and goals, including making/receiving referrals. You will also support volunteers and work closely with our So:Linked partners, referrers and other services.

About you

To be successful as a Community Peer Navigator, you will need to have personal, lived experience of a mental health issue, as well as experience of working with people with mental health needs. In addition, you will possess excellent communication skills and a strong understanding of the key difficulties and challenges faced by people on their recovery journey.

Compliance with the requirements of Vaccination as a Condition of Deployment (VCOD) regulations is necessary for this role, unless an exemption applies. The successful applicant may have contact with vulnerable service users, and we will therefore seek proof of being fully vaccinated during the recruitment process.

About us 

We're Solent Mind! We’re part of a network of over 100 Local Minds who tailor trusted mental health services to our communities. We set our own strategies and partnerships and rely on the support of our brilliant local fundraisers. 

We collaborate with Mind to make sure their pioneering campaigns, information and research makes a difference in Hampshire. Together, we make better mental health possible both locally and nationally. 


Our Gold Investors in People Award reflects our commitment to our lively, friendly teams. We empower our people to have a voice, discover new opportunities and develop their careers. In addition to knowing you’re making a difference, you’ll also enjoy excellent benefits, including: 

  • Flexible working to promote a healthy work/life balance  
  • 25 days annual leave rising incrementally to 30 days per year (pro rata for part-time)
  • Pension plan 
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket and cycle-to-work scheme 

If you’re ready to join the fight for mental health, visit our website to find out more and apply.   

Closing date: Wednesday 26 January 2022 (by midnight)

Interview date: w/c 7 February 2022

Posts may be subject to a relevant DBS check.  

Solent Mind welcomes applications from all the communities in which we work. Appointments are made on merit. 

Registered Charity No: 1081116. Registered with Limited Liability in England and Wales No: 4004500. 

Posted on: 13 January 2022
Closed date: 26 January 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Support Worker, Vocational/Services